Lexington Earns National Ranking For Best College Destinations

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/01/2013 5:16 pm

A recent study said a dropping unemployment rate means a better college experience for Lexington students.

The American Institute for Economic Research looked at 12 factors to rank cities based on environment, quality of life and employment opportunities.

Lexington ranked 16th out of the top 20 “small metro” areas for the best college cities for 2012-2013.

In addition to unemployment rates, the study also evaluated factors such as earning potential, cost of living and student diversity, among others.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said it’s the same characteristics that make Lexington good for students that make the city a great place for businesses and families.

“Branding Lexington nationally, even internationally, as a great place to live, to work, to raise a family is all about creating economic opportunities and jobs,” Gray said.

“That’s what’s so important with a ranking like this.”

The AIER listed the top 75 best college towns and cities.

They were split into four categories based on population.

Louisville also made the list for top 20 “mid-size” college cities.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
1 dead, 2 injured in motorcycle club shooting
One man is dead and two others were injured after they were shot at an eastern Kentucky motorcycle club.
Woman Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Couple
Tiffany Whitaker is accused of stealing close to $1,000 for a couple she was working for as a caregiver.
Women Chained To Dog House Protests In Frankfort
A woman chained to a dog house rallied in Frankfort against Kentucky's animal chain laws. Amira Thayne said Kentucky needed to better protect animals by banning animal chains. The stop in Frankfort was part of her 'Dogs Deserve Better' campaign. Video Video
Two Vehicle Collision: Tates Creek/Man O' War
No one was hurt after a car collided with a van at the intersection of Tates Creek and Man O' War. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.